PLANS by supermarket giant Lidl to move to a new site in Bradford have officially been submitted.

The discount retailer currently has a store at the junction of Ingleby Road and Duncombe Road.

But the company is now planning to move from this location to a site a short distance away – the former Tyre City site.

They say the move will allow them to build a larger, “greener” store.

A planning application to demolish this vacant unit and build a new Lidl in its place has now been submitted to Bradford Council.

The site, next to the headquarters of Purdie Dished Ends, has been vacant for almost a year.

The new store would have a car park with 104 car parking spaces, two of which would have EV charging points, nine parent and child spaces, six disabled spaces, and 10 cycle parking spaces.

Inside the new Lidl branch at Shipley Wharf Retail Park

As well as retaining the staff from the current Ingleby Road store, the new store is expected to create an extra 10 jobs.

Documents included in the application tout the planned new store’s green credentials, saying it will include passive design strategies that will dramatically reduce the amount of carbon generated by the store.

These measures will include low energy lighting, solar panels, air source heat pumps and glazing that will maximise daylight in the store – reducing the need for lighting.

The company claims the store will have a minimal impact on traffic on the busy road.

The Telegraph And Argus asked Lidl for a comment on the plans, and for any detail on the future of the current Lidl site once the supermarket moves to this new location.

A representative from Lidl GB said: “We are delighted to have submitted a planning application for a new, modern Lidl store at Ingleby Road in Bradford, which would replace our existing store on Duncombe Road.

“Proposals for the new store include a larger sales area, giving the local community access to an even greater range of our high quality and affordable products. Whilst retaining Lidl’s much loved in-store bakery, plans for the store also feature rapid EV charging points and customer toilets.

“Approval of the plans will secure further investment into Girlington and along with the creation of new jobs in addition to the current store team. We look forward to receiving a planning decision in the coming months.”

A decision on the application is expected next month.